Fly Fishing:

Trips include a personalized casting lesson. We'll either teach you the basics (gear, casting, and methodologies), or we'll augment skills you already have and refine specific issues.

We can either go through your gear and set it up for you, or we can use our gear. Everything is included in the prices below.

Specialty Trips


  • Military / veteran

  • Fire Fighter / police officer

  • Public School Teacher / Students


  • One-on-one time with a guide.

  • Riverside demonstrations

  • Casting Technique

  • Accuracy

  • Distance

  • Presentation

  • Controlling the line

  • Mending

  • Gear review



Half Day (4 hours) or Full day (7 hours)


Let us take you and a friend to a place we know you can catch a fish.


We have the gear. We have the access, the permits, the training, the experience.

We will cover lunch for full day trips and beverages / snack for half day trips. In either case, we'll make sure everyone has the kind of positive fishing experience they were expecting.


Abell River Ranch Private Access to the South Platte - $600 / couple

Enjoy one of South Park’s finest fisheries with abundant large rainbow trout. The Abell River Ranch was held in private ranching hands for more than a century until recently. Now, this 295 acre parcel offers 4 miles of private fishing on the South Platte River, surrounded by the Tarryall Mountains. If desired, lunch can be held at the local Bla Bla Blah Café.

Pike Hunt Spinney Reservoir - $500 / couple

This one we can guarantee you will for sure get a pike, possibly one of the grand pike that inhabit the shallow weedy water of Spinney Reservoir – book our Master Pike Hunter, Tad Shannon.

Half-day Float South Park - $600 / couple

Have you ever wondered what the mystique is about these self-propelled inflatable watercraft you see on lakes? We’d love to take you on a guided float trip at one of Colorado’s famous Gold Medal Waters fisheries – Spinney Mountain State Park Reservoir, or Antero or Tarryall Reservoirs. You’ll finally be able to see for yourself what the delight is about these boats without having to commit a full day fishing on a lake.

Grand Slam Tour of South Park - $600 / couple

Mark off your bucket list! We have the permitted waters to offer you a 4-species trout fishing day. We’ll cover the Headwaters of the Upper Middle Fork of the South Platte, Tarryall River Valley, and beyond! All within scenic South Park! You’ll finally be able to capture a brookie, cutthroat, rainbow and brown – ALL IN ONE DAY! Have lunch in either historic and rustic Hartsel or Fairplay. about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...


Wade fish the famous Gold Medal Waters of both Spinney Reservoir and the tail-waters. Have lunch at Hobb's Cafe in Hartsel, then wade fish for wild trout in the freestone headwaters of the South Platte that meander through wild hay fields. End the day at sunset, wade fishing Charlie Myers SWA.

After dinner evening outing in South Park ($600 /couple)

The prime to fish in this region is from 6 p.m. to dark (around 8:30 or 9 p.m.). After the common afternoon thunderstorm, the trout are popping and the crowds are gone. Limited time offer - got t try this.

Regional Guided Wade Fishing - $250-350

  • Full Day - $350 a person; includes lunch. Additional person $175.

  • ​Half Day - $250 a person; includes beverages/snacks Additional Person $125.

(Private Water: $600 a couple. Sorry, no discounts for private waters.)

Self-Propelled Inflatable Boat Rentals $40-60

  • Belly Boat - $40

  • 9' Pontoon - $60

Includes a kit with pump, fins, nets, hemostats, nippers, the appropriate flies, waders/boots and rod.

Motorized Fishing - $450

Up to 3 guests can go in a motorized motorboat to troll or anchor in one of 3 reservoirs in South Park: Spinney, Antero, or Tarryall.

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